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Icon of the event Refuel Your Energy Tank
Wed Oct 26, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

Life shifts into high gear in fall season. Yet, the struggle to juggle everything leaves our personal energy tank running low. Come and be re-energized! Karin Vagiste will share her award-winning mediation strategies so you c...

Icon of the event How Good Are You At Stress Management?
Wed Nov 30, 2016 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

The findings of two recent scientific studies about stress may surprise you....

Icon of the event LSP: Journey to Canada: Mental Health and Migration
Wed Nov 09, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

A narrative-based workshop exploring experiences of moving to a new country: migration, stress, mental health, culture-shock, racism and resiliency. Provided by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). In partnership wi...

Icon of the event At Home Alone: 5 Easy Step to Independence
Thu Sep 01, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: North York Central Library

This Toronto Public Health workshop offers safety tips to parents and children as they prepare to stay home alone....

Icon of the event Evening Films @ the Toronto Reference Library
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm on recurring dates listed below
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Join us for some inspiring, uplifting and entertaining films and documentaries. Films are themed around STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math), Finance, Careers, Innovation, Imagination and the Human Spirit....


Upcoming Dates:
Fri Sep 02
Fri Sep 09
Fri Sep 16
Fri Sep 23
Fri Sep 30
Icon of the event Healthy Eating for Life in Canada - Toronto Public Health
Wed Sep 07, 2016 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

This session addresses access to healthy food, food and its relation to health outcomes, Canada's Food Guide, strategies for eating healthy, and how to make a healthy meal. In partnership with Citizenship and Immigration Cana...

Icon of the event An Open Approach to Huntington's Disease
Thu Oct 13, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Deer Park

Dr. Rachel Harding (Structural Genomics Consortium, University of Toronto) discusses her open lab notebook research on Huntington's disease. Her aim is to engage the HD research community to more effectively answer some of th...

Icon of the event Does your home have radon?
Mon Oct 24, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: North York Central Library

Mainul Husain from Health Canada and Bob Wood, past president of Canadian Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists, will explain why should you be concerned about radon in your home and workplace and what you can do ...

Icon of the event Psychiatry and the Business of Madness
Tue Dec 06, 2016 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

University of Toronto Professor Bonnie Burstow, author of 'Psychiatry and the Business of Madness', presents a fundamental critique of psychiatry. Burstow makes the case that psychiatry's tenets are unfounded, that psychiatry...

Icon of the event Your Brain on Exercise
Mon Sep 19, 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Lorne Opler will explore how the brain responds to exercise. How physical activities can alleviate depression, boost mood and increase cognitive memory and learning. He will demonstrate which exercises are best for brain hea...